Greenstone Rosary Beads, Miraculous Medal Center, Gold Crucifix
This rosary is made with nephrite jade beads - or greenstone as we call this pretty green jade - linked with bright gold rosary wire. This is a smaller-sized rosary, ideal for younger fingers or for adults who prefer a more compact rosary bead set.
I've used 6mm round jade beads for the decades of Hail Mary beads, and larger 8mm rounds for the Glory Be and Our Father beads. The beads are all separately hand-linked which gives very nice drape through the hands, and I've wire-wrapped the larger beads for extra strength where needed.
At the center of the rosary is a small gold plated connecting medal known as the Miraculous Medal of Our Lady. The crucifix is a smaller size, slim profile in gold-plated pewter with art deco styling.
The greenstone in this rosary is a light-mid green colour, and the beads show the natural inclusions that are typical of this type of jade.
Length from mid-back to end of crucifix: 45cm / 18 inches;
Crucifix: 3.5cm / 1.4 inches.
This well-constructed rosary feels cool and smooth in the hands, and is well-made for regular personal use. It comes in a handmade lined cotton pouch to keep it in, so it is attractively presented if you are thinking of gifting it.
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